Archive for October, 2010

OCTOBER 25,2010 – A HISTORICAL DAY FOR FIRE MUTUAL AID

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Today the City of Keene signed the purchase and sales agreement paving the way for Fire Mutual Aid to eventually own the present Keene Central Station at 32 Vernon St. The present central station will become headquarters for Fire Mutual Aid Dispatch Center and will also house the Radio Repair Shop as soon as Keene Fire moves into their new quarters which will be built across the street in the Elm St. parking lot. All photos provided by Capt. Joe Sangermano,Fire Mutual Aid.

Doing the signing on the right side of the picture are Keene City Attorney Thomas P. Mullins and City Manager John A. MacLean.Looking on at the left of the picture are Fire Mutual Aid Chief Philip J. Tirrell and Keene Fire Chief Gary Lamoureux.

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Participating at the signing from left to right: Harry Boynton,President Fire Mutual Aid Board of Dirctors;Chief Philip J. Tirrell,Chief of Fire Mutual Aid;Lt. Tom Redin,President of Fire Mutual Aid Dispatchers’ Association;John A. MacLean,Keene City Manager;Gary Lamoureux,Keene Fire Chief;Capt. Joe Sangermano,Operations Captain Fire Mutual Aid.

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JAFFREY FIRE & RESCUE THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA TRAINING

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Jaffrey Fire Department personnel recently completed a thermal insult recognition class with FETC Services of Keene NH. Firefighters were subjected to multiple live fire evolutions focusing on how to interpret images viewed on the fire department’s (TIC) – thermal imaging camera. Before this technology was available, firefighters were forced to feel their way through thick black smoke. This technique often took a long time to search / locate victims or find a fire in a residence. Firefighters in attendance were trained on how to read and interpret “heat energy signatures” on the cameras screen which will expedite locating potential victims or the fire.
Photo Credit: Sarah Capone Whitney

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JAFFREY FIRE & RESCUE COMPLETE SCBA TRAINING

Monday, October 25th, 2010

The Jaffrey Fire Department recently hosted a certified personal protective equipment and self contained breathing apparatus program. Members from the Temple, Lyndeborough and Jaffrey, NH Fire Department’s completed the 16-hour program which covered all aspects of firefighter safety, limitations and safe operations of their turnout gear and respiratory equipment. The program was delivered by FETC Services of Keene, NH.
See Attached Photo:
Photo Caption: Lieutenant Kenneth Patria of the Temple FD (left) and Probationary Firefighter Christopher Liles of Jaffrey prepare to enter the New Hampshire Fire Academy’s SCBA Confined Space Trailer for one of many practical evolutions.
Photo Credit FETC Services

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A DAY OF CON-ED IN LYNDEBOROUGH OCTOBER 30,2010

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Lyndeborough Fire / Wilton Ambulance
Saturday, October 30th from 0900 – 1600 hours
Lyndeborough Central School
192 Forest Road, Lyndeborough
• Wilderness Orthopedic Injuries and Bites/stings
– John Hinds, Director Dartmouth Hitchcock Advanced Response Team.
– 0900 hours – 1200 hours
• DHART Ground Safety Course
– When to call for a helicopter, and how to land one
– John Hinds, Speaker
– 1300 – 1600 hours
For questions, please contact Chief Gary Zirpolo, Wilton Ambulance at 603-654-2222 or via e-mail at Gary.Zirpolo@WLT-EMS.org

EAST DOVER RESCUE TRUCK HAS BEEN FOUND

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

The East Dover Vt. Rescue Truck has been found in Albany,NY and it is on the way back home to East Dover.